Dutch company Pal-V is celebrating a milestone for the Liberty car – billed as “the world’s first flying car”.
From high-speed ovals to rigorous brake and sound air pollution evaluation, the PAL-V Liberty is currently allowed on public roadways into the EU.
This breakthrough means it is another step closer to attaining official certification for traveling.
The Liberty is in effect a trike that converts into a “gyroplane” (the rotors are not driven, unlike a helicopter).
Pal-V claims this has a top speed of 100mph and a 0-62mph time of under nine moments in road mode.
“once I fired-up the PAL-V the very first time i obtained goosebumps,” stated test driver Hans Joore.
“All your time and effort that people put in it arrived together at that essential moment. Hearing the car turn on was simply magnificent and driving it absolutely was great.
“It’s very smooth and attentive to the steering with a weight of just 660 kg it accelerates effectively. The overall experience is similar to a sportscar. It feels sensational.”
Within the coming months, the PAL-V Liberty will go through endurance evaluation – on European roads.